Valencia Group Hotels Offer Foli App for Guests

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Free digital magazines and eBooks now available in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, San Jose and Kansas City

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"Guests will be impressed to see popular magazines in digital and interactive format which also helps with our green initiatives to limit in room materials." says Roy Kretschmer, VP of Operations

Valencia Group hotels are upgrading their guest experience in all of their cities and providing the Foli app for free. This app allows hotels to give guests a digital magazine rack that they can experience from their tablet, smartphone, or other mobile device and enjoy unlimited access to multimedia, interactive, full – length premium magazines as well as eBook downloads during their stay. Upon departure, the publications can no longer be accessed as this is an upgraded service specifically designed for Valencia guests. Valencia Group hotels have long been known to provide high tech, high touch, and a saavy experience and this will add to the overall stay.

The three Texas hotels including Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX; Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, TX, and Lone Star Court in Austin, TX are the first hotels in Texas to offer this free app to traveling guests and the Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO is also a pioneer in this effort as well as the first hotel in Missouri to offer.

“This new offering by our hotel collection allows us to remain cutting edge and gives our guests an added benefit to staying at Valencia Group properties. Guests will be impressed to see popular magazines in digital and interactive format which also helps with our green initiatives to limit in room material. We think this is a service that today’s traveler is coming to expect with the latest technology trends. Our primary objective is to always encourage guests to leave their rooms and enjoy our ambiance and offerings in each of our cities, yet we realize that for those traveling alone, dining alone, or for down – time in the evenings, this app is a wonderful addition to our amenities.” says Roy Kretschmer, VP of Operations for Valencia Group.

Foli’s partnership with Hearst Magazines, a top magazine publisher with over 20 titles give guests a variety of magazine options such as Food Network, Car & Driver, Cosmopolitan and more. The ebook publisher with Simon & Schuster providing its best-seller full-length ebooks give guests the option to enjoy the most popular titles during their stay.

About Valencia Group
Houston-based Valencia Group is a fully integrated hospitality company that provides management, development, branding and repositioning services for independent, full-service hotels owned by the company, in addition to third parties. Exceptional service, style and location are the trademarks of Valencia Group properties, which have earned both national and international recognition for their distinctive designs, amenities and settings. Valencia Group continues to forge a niche with hotels that anchor and add value to urban, mixed-use environments, which further support or enhance the guest experience with superior residential, restaurant, retail and office components. Signature properties include: Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA; Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX; Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, TX; and Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO. Valencia Group’s newest concept, Lone Star Court, is a reinterpretation of the nostalgic motor court. The recently opened flagship is located at The Domain in Austin, TX. All have become destinations and gathering places within their respective communities, some further benefitting from and enriching their location within the cultural heart of a city. For more information, please visit http://www.valenciagroup.com.

About Foli
Foli (http://www.getfoli.com) is a location-based B2B digital content mobile distribution platform developed by Encipit, Inc., a technology company based in San Mateo, CA. Foli enables businesses to serve full-length best-seller eBooks and premium multimedia, interactive, digital magazines to customers using mobile devices at their physical locations. Partnering with top publishers, Foli’s patented geolocation technology aims to transform public place content distribution for mobile devices. Foli is so easy to deploy, any location worldwide can be set-up in a matter of minutes, allowing customers access to eBooks, premium magazines, along with business specific content simply by launching the Foli app. Customers don’t need to enter any passwords or select where they are, Foli automatically detects their location and loads the specific storefront for the business or location they are at. Foli is currently available for iOS and Android, and free for consumers to download from Apple App Store and Google Play or visit http://www.getfoli.com/app. Consumers can use Foli at a growing number of locations including airport lounges, hotels and resorts. For more information about Foli, please contact Henry He, Founder & CEO at hhe(at)encipit.com or visit http://www.getfoli.com.

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